Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Tyson E. Lewis
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin. Walter Benjamin’s Antifascist Education is the first comprehensive analysis of educational themes across the entirety of the critical theorist’s diverse writings. Starting with Benjamin’s early reflections on teaching and learning, Tyson E. Lewis argues that the aesthetic and cultural
Walter Benjamin and the Media
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Jaeho Kang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-29 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), one of the most original and perceptive thinkers of the twentieth century, offered a unique insight into the profound impact of the media on modern society. Jaeho Kang’s book offers a lucid introduction to Benjamin’s theory of the media and its continuing relevance today. The book provides
The Acoustical Unconscious
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Robert Ryder
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-21 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Is there an acoustical equivalent to Walter Benjamin’s idea of the optical unconscious? In the 1930s, Benjamin was interested in how visual media expand our optical perception: the invention of the camera allowed us to see images and details that we could not consciously perceive before. This study argues that
The Good Metropolis
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Alexander Eisenschmidt
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-29 - Publisher: Birkhäuser

The publication presents the first historical analysis of the tension between the city and architectural form. It introduces 20th century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization
Forces of Education
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Dennis Johannßen, Dominik Zechner
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-11-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Bringing Walter Benjamin into dialogue with the urgent issues facing educational institutions today, this is the first comprehensive exploration of his philosophy of education and pedagogy. In recent years, problems concerning the practice of education have become central to the critical discourse in the humanities: from debates regarding “deplatforming” and